Friday, August 22, 2014

Economic Development Links

This page contains information on local, State, federal and regional links to organizations and agencies; general business assistance resources; local banks, insurance companies, and employers; manufacturing and trade organizations; and resources for small businesses.

Please note that the presence of any link anywhere on this site does not constitute an endorsement, favoring, or approval of the site or any specific commercial product, commodity or service by the Town of Woodstock.

Local

State

Federal

  • Business Advisor: One stop shopping to federal government information, services and transactions, including business development, financial assistance and taxes.
  • IRS Business Division: information regarding taxes for all business types including corporate, not-for-profit, international, small businesses and self-employment.
  • Small Business Association - Hartford office

Regional

General Business Assistance Resources

  • Business Plan Development
  • Doing Business in Connecticut: general information, business regulation, employment, financial assistance, starting, moving or expanding a business, taxation.
  • Trade Name Certificateto register with the Town of Woodstock
  • Workforce One: An independently operated non-profit organization, Workforce One has a 33 member Board of Directors and serves the Northeast Corner of Connecticut encompassing 21 towns in Windham and Tolland Counties. It is one of eight Workforce Investment Boards operating in the State of Connecticut.
  • You Belong in Connecticut
  • All Business: answers to questions on everything from domain names to ten questions you should ask your lawyer.
  • Business Utility Zone Gateway: Information on topics such as registering a business an safety.

Resources for Small Businesses

  • Business Week Online: small business section offers advice and research for small businesses.
  • Connecticut Community Investment Corporation (CTCIC) A private non-profit corporation providing economic development financing to qualified small businesses throughout CT.
  • Connecticut Economic Development Fund: Counseling and loans for low/moderate-income people with existing or start-up businesses who are having problems obtaining loans through existing avenues.
  • Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CSBDC): A statewide organization providing professional business counseling without charge to small and medium-sized businesses. Counseling assistance and educational workshops are available for business planning, financial analysis, international business, loan packaging, marketing, and management. Also provides specialized resources such as the Export Assistance Program, and Community Accounting Aid Services.
  • Business degrees online - links from Academicinfo.net
  • The Entrepreneurial Center: helping people achieve financial independence through self-employment by training women and men to start their own businesses.
  • Register a small business in Woodstock - form
  • SCORE: (Service Corps of Retired Executives) a non-profit association providing free counseling and low-cost workshops to the small business community.
  • Small Business Administration: Their mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting, and protecting the interests of small businesses.
  • Small Business Develoment Center - no cost counseling, seminars, training by professional business counselors.
  • Small Business Support Center, Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • You Belong In Connecticut: information to help businesses grow in CT, including a searchable database of Connecticut Assistance Programs, real estate information, town profiles, workforce information, etc. Maintained by the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (CEDC.)

Local Banks

Local Insurance Companies

  • Byrnes Agency, 122 Route 169, Woodstock

Manufacturing and Trade Organizations

Local Employers

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